Thursday, March 22, 2018

Hada Labo Beauty Talk Show with Taiwanese Skincare Guru Liu Yen

I always enjoy beauty talks because the sharing is always a good way for me to gain some professional tips and secrets on how to take care of my skin, and also to make myself look better and better. :)
It's such a great opportunity to be invited to the latest beauty talk together with Hada Labo and the famous skincare guru Liu Yen all the way from Taiwan.
During the beauty talk, teacher Liu Yen shared the best beauty tips of using the Hada Labo hydration lotion, and for sure I have learned a lot more than I expected too!
Are you interested with the beauty secrets from the Taiwanese skincare guru Liu Yen as well?
I'm sure you do! So let's continue to read on to find out ya! :)

The pretty lady who stand on my left side is the beauty expert Liu Yen from Taiwan, and followed by the local celebrities namely Jojo Goh, Emily Chan, Carol Ong and Jeffrey Cheng.

Hada Labo was inspired by traditional Japanese beauty wisdom, which adopts a “no more no less” philosophy in the formulation of its products for the “perfect” ingredients ratio to give optimal results.
It uses the finest, purest and highly effective ingredients to provide you with the ultimate result of beautiful skin.
All their products do not contain any unnecessary additives, colorant, fragrance and mineral oil that will burden the skin are omitted, but only the essential ingredients that are beneficial to the skin are retained to ensure maximum effectiveness.

Everyone should have their own skincare routine and daily maintenance to improve the overall complexion.
A true beauty begins skin deep and the first step to achieving flawless, glowing and youthful-looking skin is by keeping the skin hydrated.
When our skin is left exposed to UV, dry weather or even the air conditioning without proper hydration, the skin starts to feel dry and tight.
Hence, it is very important to place emphasis on hydration and using the right hydrating product, not only does the skin appear supple and radiant, skin problems would also be reduced.

The first product I purchased and tried from Hada Labo is the famous and best-selling hydrating lotion, Hyaluronic Acid Lotion which ranked as the No. 1 face lotion in Japan, selling 1 bottle every 4 seconds.
Technically, their hydrating lotion is a toner, even though in Japan they called it as lotion.
Today, regardless of skin type, Hada Labo has made it possible for all to obtain hydrated skin with it's 8 variants of lotion, each addressing different skin types and skin concerns namely Hydrating and Hydrating (Light)Premium Hydrating, Whitening and Whitening (Rich)Lifting & Firming, Mild Peeling (For Exfoliation) and Blemish & Oil Control.

For example, you have got the basic skincare needs, hydration lotion with the white packaging.

Blue collection is all about whitening.

Also some special care lotions for your skin such as lifting and firming with the red bottle, sensitive skin with the green bottle of blemish & oil control hydration lotion.

#1 Carol, as a newscaster by profession shared that the hectic and busy schedules often got her working tirelessly until the wee hours; and this causes her skin to develop visible fine lines around the eye area.
✔Skincare guru Liu Yen highlighted that hydration is imperative to prevent aging, it is crucial to use products that are suitable to the skin type.
For Carol's skin condition, she recommended to use the Hada Labo Lifting & Firming lotion that serves as an ideal anti-aging skincare product, because it does not only help to improve and prevent visible fine lines, the lotion also strengthens skin elasticity.

#2 Emily noted that her skin is susceptible to breakouts from her hectic lifestyle.
Concealing pimple marks can be challenging especially when she has to appear on TV.
✔ Teacher Liu Yen suggested the Blemish & Oil Control Hydrating Lotion for her as the product is formulated to condition the skin’s oil production, fight blemishes and calm irritated skin while ensuring that skin remains fresh and hydrated all-day long.
Instead of slathering on different concealers, it is more important to restore the skin back to its healthy condition.

#3 Jojo, being an actress who constantly travels abroad disclosed that her skin feels unusually dry especially upon travelling, which could be due to the environmental change.
✔ Skincare guru Liu Yen recommended to use the Hada Labo’s Hydrating Lotion because it serves as a hydrating agent to lock-in moisture for a significantly soft, smooth and supple skin.
A proper hydration coupled with the right hydrating product, the skin will feel hydrated and supple for longer hours without the need to layer an application of face mist.

#4 Jeffrey, noted that many individuals, especially among men, tend to forgo the fundamental steps of hydration in their skincare routine and opt for mask application right away.
✔ Skincare guru Liu Yen said that a person’s skincare routine should always include basic hydration steps, which are cleansing and hydrating.
Hence, she advised that the Hada Labo’s hydrating lotion (light version) is an ideal for men as it comes with light texture that absorbs quickly into skin.

Other than that, here's the additional special tips during the beauty talk.
#1 Hydration is very important to our skin, because our body is made up of 70% of water and skin cells on the face.
Therefore we must ensure that we use the right products and include hydration care into our skincare regime.
It's so important to make sure our skin has ample hydration to perform at it's optimum.

#2 If you have fine lines and creases in your eyes, you can apply the lifting & firming lotion in a circular motion, then gently tap it over your face.
Besides, you can also use the same lotion to do some simple lifting massage on your face too.

#3 For unstable skin condition such as blemishes or pimples problems,  it is suitable to apply the blemish & oil control hydration lotion to calm down or stabilize your unstable skin condition. Apply a thick layer for about 5 minutes, then your skin condition will improve.
This lotion can be your SOS lotion for any emergency used.

#4 Whitening lotion is not only for your skin whitening, it also helps to reduce the pigmentation. After applying a layer all over your face, dab a few drops of lotion on a cotton pad and place it on the pigmentation spots, then leave it on for like 3 minutes.
This method helps to reduce or lighten the dark spots.

#5 Other than understand the content of the products that can beneficial to us, it is also important to know if the products are absorbing into our skin and bring out the good effect.
For instance, after applying the product on your face, your face should feel dry and comfortable.
But if you feel tackiness and wet, that means the product fails to be absorbed into your skin.

That's all for today's beauty sharing, I hope you'll find it useful when you are looking for a lotion from Hada Labo. :)
Don't forget to share with me which hydrating lotion you are getting from Hada Labo.
I think I'm going to purchase all the 8 collections because my skin sometimes can be very unstable during my period moments, also I'm very concern about my fine lines and wrinkles at my current age now, and what's more, I also think my skin is not hydrated enough, especially when I was traveling.
So, it's better I get them all to rescue my skin based on different situations!
FYI, Hada Labo products are now available at Watsons stores nationwide.
For more updates, do check out their FB page at too!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Lanconone® @ Unravelling The Joint Pain Paradox

Joint pain is a major killer of arthritis sufferers.
The pain is not only affect the patient physically, but also mentally; it worsening the arthritis as well as the patient's perception of their condition.
According to a research conducted by Arthritis Research UK, 80% of patients suffer from joint pain from times to times, and 60% of patients suffer joint pain everyday.
Most people experience this joint pain in their knees where the lifetime risk of developing knee osteoarthritis is now estimated to be about 45%.
Arthritis is not about an affliction of aging, it is an active, degenerative joint disease which causes the tissues of the joints to breakdown at an express rate.
Joint pain can be as much as physical disability as well as mental strain because it increases stress, distress and depression among arthritis sufferers.
Without treatment, arthritis will become worse over time and will affect all of the major joints in the body, including those in the spine, hands, hips, and knees.

At some point, you need painkiller medications to release the joint pain, and the most common one is Non-Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID), such as ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib and etoricoxib.
Painkiller brings side effects to your tummy, heart or kidneys, same goes to the NSAID which has been shown to accelerate arthritis progression on top of their side effects such as gastric bleeding, heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure etc.
Fortunately, we now have a new replacement of being pain free from the joint pain or arthritis. :)

LancononeⓇ is a clinically researched herbal joint pain formula which has been tested against the NSAID painkiller ibuprofen.
At the same time, it was also found that the herbal remedy, which comprised of seven authenticated Ayurvedic herbs in one patented formula, which includes:
#1 Commiphora mukul (Guggul)
#2 Pluchea lanceolata (Rasna)
#3 Boswellia serrata
#4 Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha)
#5 Oroxylum indicum (Indian Trumpet Tree)
#6 Smilax china (Sarsaparilla)
#7 Zingiber officinale (Ginger)
This herbal formula is proven to work as quickly and as effectively as the NSAID to relieve joint pain whilst supporting joint recovery.
It is suitable for vegetarians and also been proven safe to take to manage the pain.

The research on LancononeⓇ started a decade ago with the latest study against Ibuprofen published in the Journal Trials 2016.
LancononeⓇ demonstrated it's ability to provide joint pain relief as quickly as Ibuprofen.
Other than that, joint function among the real patients with osteoarthritis was also found to improve, and the joints enable to repair itself after 12 weeks of treatment with LancononeⓇ.
By taking LancononeⓇ as a natural solutions for joint pain, joint pain sufferer will be given a new hope.

Datin Swanee Teh (middle), the Business Unit Manager of Nuvanta shared that arthritis can be a terrible joint disease that can change a person's life because the main symptom, joint pain robs patients of their ability, mobility, and normality slowly, day by day.
Not only the individual affected by the pain, family members are too as 76% of petients with arthritis are not able to join in family time due to their condition.
For example, you may not be able to wake a walk with, to play with or go on holiday with your grandchildren.

Amol Pathak (right), a registered pharmacist and Associate Director of Enovate Biolife understands that arthritis is draining everyone, no matter it's on physical, mental or financial.
It is said that LancononeⓇ is safe to take and you won't have to make that awful choice between suffering joint pain or worsening your arthritis or hurting your tummy or kidneys.

Dr Shalini Srivastava (left), the primary researchers on LancononeⓇ mentioned that when they compared LancononeⓇ with one of the most established pain relief medications, they found that their success would translate to an efficacious yet safer alternative solution for the many joint pain sufferers out there battling between their disability and their health.

LancononeⓇ has gained some testimonials from their current users:
#1 Serena C's father, Eddie Choong:
"I have been taking LancononeⓇ regularly for the past 3 weeks.
My lower back pain in the early morning has now been greatly reduced, and my mobility has also improved."

#2 Hafidz Roshdi's grandfather, Mohd Jabar @ Ibrahim b Ismail:
"In the three of four days I have seen a visible improvement in my condition.
I can walk further and worship with greater ease, and thank God there are no side effects for senior citizens such as my self.
LancononeⓇ is the best!"

LancononeⓇ is available at the leading pharmacies nationwide such as Guardian, Caring, AA etc.
It is now selling @ RM160 for a pack of 50 capsules.
For further information, you can contact 603-5636 3758 or send your concern to Nuvanta at
Till my next post. :)

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Mueang Kao Thai Cuisine @ Damansara Jaya

I can eat Thai food anytime.
I love the harmonious blend of the spicy, salty, sweet and sour flavours that always sparkle my appetite.
Even though I have a filled stomach on that day, there is always a room for Thai food. :)
Recently, I satisfied my cravings and had dinner at the newly open Thai restaurant, Mueang Kao Thai Cuisine at Damansara Jaya neighborhood.
They offer a great variety of Thai dishes; whether you're in the mood for Tom Yam dish or a creamy bowl of green curry, Mueang Kao Thai Cuisine has enough to satisfy your Thai cravings.
Oh btw, it is also a pork-free Thai restaurant too. :)

Mueang Kao Thai Cuisine is small, kinda like a neighborhood-style restaurant.
It has nothing fancy about its interior, but offers amazing Thai food that cooked by a Thai chef.
You can waze the exact location if you aren't sure the exact location, basically it is at the same row as the Fei Fei Crab on the Waze.

Wooden chairs around round and rectangular tables are everywhere inside the restaurant.
The interior is very simple, but clean, comfortable and cozy.

It also has a traditional Japanese restaurant seating arrangement featuring a low table set on tatami flooring.

Few outdoor seating are there for their customers as well.

Hmm, what should we order?

Thai salad always set my mouth watering.
This Glass Noodle Salad @ RM13 (small) has the signature Thai flavours of tart, spicy, sweet and salty that made me feel so refreshed and rejuvenated. :)

Thai Style Coconut Milk with Prawn (market price) is totally a new level of serving seafood.
The fresh prawns are drenched in coconut milk that results in a delicious creamy sauce for serving.
At the same time, I also enjoyed the fresh bamboo shoot pieces because the texture is so crispy. :)

Thai Style 'Cha Om' Omelette @ RM13 (small), is a type of Thai-fried egg omelette with Acacia leaves.
People said the Acacia vegetables has an unpleasant smell when uncooked, but the smell and taste are certainly fine when it is served on the table.

Thai BBQ Squid @ RM25 always my top favourite when it comes to Thai street food.
It is served on bed of lettuce with a full of brilliant Thai flavour of chili lime sauce at the side.

Tom Yam Seafood @ RM22 (medium) is a clear broth soup that features prawns, squid, mushrooms, and vegetables.
The broth has the right amount of spice which surely gives you an enjoyable authentic Thai dishes at Mueang Kao Thai Cuisine.

If you want to experience a diverse flavours and textures of Thai cuisine, then you cannot afford to skip this Deep Fried Talapia Fish with 'Cu Ci Pha' @ RM40.
The sauce is thicker than a regular curry, more like a creamy sauce, and also the taste is a bit sweeter.
For non-spicy lover, this can be your favourite choice. :)

Deep Fried Fish with Garlic & Pepper (market price), is a stir fried garlic and pepper recipe which showcases the fish fillets beautifully.
Good to enjoy the crispy and golden brown fish fillets with their special Thai sweet chili sauce.

Coconut Ice-cream @ RM12.90 is a must try dessert of Thai.
It serves in a half-coconut with 4 scoops of coconut ice-cream and spread with peanuts on the top.
It is a wonderful dessert to have after the heavy and spicy Thai meal as it is so refreshing and can clear the palette well. :)

Overall, we had a great dining experience at Mueang Kao Thai Cuisine on that day.
The food served were delicious, and had the same tastes like in Thailand.
I will definitely go back to satisfy my cravings with my family again!
See you there. :)

Mueang Kao Thai Cuisine
Add: No. 21, (Ground Floor),
Jalan SS 22/11, Damansara Jaya,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: 6014 273 1512
Opening hours: Daily 11am - 3pm, 5pm - 11pm

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Dr. Jou Derma Facial Mask @ Dr. Jou Taiwan

I'm a sheet mask addict.
I'm always on the hunt for new sheet masks to try out.
Everyday, I use different kind of sheet masks to improve my skin because I always believe that sheet masks can provide extra nourishment to our skin, and sometimes they can make our skin look ten times better. :)
Besides, they are also usually so affordable and convenient to use.
Just a 10 minutes application, your skin will look and feel healthy.
When I go on vacation, sheet masks are one of my travel essentials that I must bring along with me. :)
Most of the times, they became my SOS, especially when I went through a temporary period of dehydration due to the different weather conditions.
Last week, I was invited to attend Dr. Jou Derma Facial Mask official launch together with Dr. Jou
Jun Xu from Japan/Taiwan (He was borned in Taiwan but grew up in Japan).
Dr. Jou is a new brand created from the laboratory of the highly-acclaimed Dr. Morita (森田藥粧) facial masks, a well-loved for it's effective pharmaceutical grade facial masks.
I have gotten few packs of masks from Dr. Morita when I traveled to Taiwan, and the overall results are good for my skin,

Comparing to Dr. Morita, Dr. Jou's masks are a technologically advanced range of beauty masks with high concentration of active ingredients to provide effective results for specific skin conditions.
The brand frames itself at a more professional settings and an advanced skincare range which targeted towards more discerning users who search for high quality cosmeceutical masks.

Besides, as a pioneer of hyaluronic acid-based masks, Dr. Jou’s goes one step beyond its predecessor to become the first brand in the market to combine 6 different essences of Hyaluronic Acid in all its masks
The new Dr. Jou's formulations also developed exclusively for the Asian skin since it harness the goodness of nature by utilizing time-tested ingredients from the Asian heritage, such as bird's nest, tremella and roselle. 

Dr. Jou's facial sheet mask includes 6 different types which all of them consist of 100% Hyaluronic Acid imported from Japan.
The main ingredients of Hyalorepair and Hyalo-Oligo will go deep into your skin which help for soothing and calming your skin immediately.
The 6 mask types are available as below:

#1 Dr. Jou Six Essence Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Mask
It features the star ingredients, such as Hyaluronic Acid in various sized of molecules provides better absorbency. 
It also consists of squalane, vitamin B5 and tremella for well-hydrated skin.
The mask is suitable for all skin types, especially dry skin, and can be used before make-up to hydrate and moisture skin.
It's also known as the best selling mask at Dr. Jou's range. 

#2 Dr. Jou Six Essence Hyaluronic Acid Whitening Mask
The mask consists of squalane, tranexamic acid, mulberry white, European dragon bile and large algae work synergistically to reveal fairer skin.
It is suitable for all skin types, especially dull skin

#3 Dr. Jou Six Essence Hyaluronic Acid Brightening Mask
Get bright and radiant skin when you drench your skin with extracts of squalane, rose pure dew, salami acid, hypericum, aesculus, witch hazel and ivy.
This range is suitable for dry and dull skin types

#4 Dr. Jou Six Essence Hyaluronic Acid Revitalizing Mask
The mask contains extra ingredients such as wine meal soy milk, Luo Shen Hua, barley, bird's nest extract, Q10, royal jelly extract, and platinum particles tore-energized the tired skin and achieve a renewal skin conditions.
It is suitable for all skin types, especially dry and dehydrated skin.

#5 Dr. Jou Six Essence Hyaluronic Acid Soothing Mask
The squalane and hamamel extracts calm inflamed skin while giving sensitive skin a soothing boost
It works perfectly for sunburned skin and also suitable for all skin types, especially oily, sensitive and acne skin

#6 Dr. Jou Six Essence Hyaluronic Acid Luminous Mask
It contains an extraction of squalane, daisy extract, lily extract, licorice extract, Komu extract keep pores cleaned and refined for smooth skin.
It's for all skin types, especially dry and sensitive skin. 

How to properly apply the Dr. Jou facial sheet masks?
Leave mask on your face for 15-20 minutes.
Then, gently massage the remaining essence onto your skin and around your neck area.
Once the mask is removed, do not wash it off, continue apply your daily skincare routine.
You can apply the mask everyday to achieve excellent result.

Applying a sheet mask may seem pretty straightforward; open up the package, then unfold the mask and apply it to your face.
But, Dr. Jou has some special tips when applying it.
#1 When you put on the mask, apply it on the eye areas first then only tab it on the other areas because that's the way to make sure the sheet fits to your face.
#2 When you pull out a face mask, lift the mask from the bottom part.
#3 Other than apply the remaining essence or serum on your neck/hand, you can also it on your chest/breast.
#4 Do not need to wash it off, because the mask contains good ingredients that can stay on your skin for better results till next day. 

Dr. Jou took about 1 1/2 years to develop this new range of high quality ingredients masks based on his extensive research.
He believes that these masks are much more effective than any other facial sheet masks you can find on retail shelves, and also delivers professional quality results at a price you can afford. 
Right now, Dr. Jou facial masks are manufacturing about 7 million pieces in a month, and using the best sheet material from one of the biggest diapers' manufacturer in Japan. 
So, sensitive skins, no worries at all!

It's great to meet Dr. Jou in person during the new launch.
Thanks for the beauty tips and I really can't wait to try the whole range from Dr. Jou! :) 

Dr. Jou complete range of masks are now available exclusively at Watsons Malaysia.
The retail price for a box is @ RM38.90, with 5 sheets in a single box. 
If you are interested to try out the masks, you can also get the chance to save money with the below promotions:
#1 In March, Watsons members can get 10% discount off.
#2 In April, RM29.90 for one box and receive 10x points if you are a Watsons member.
For more information about Dr. Jou masks, head over to their official FB page at!
Also, don't forget to thanks to Everquest for such wonderful event! #cheers